Because I love the sensitive, passionate artist with the infectious smile and the incandescent eyes given to us by Richard as Claude Monet in The Impressionists–and I love the “real” Monet’s work. The paintings showcase his beautiful garden at Giverny and at Argentuil. Imagine birdsong, the sweet scent of the blossoms, the reflections of azure sky and the verdant leafy trees in the water, and Monet standing on the arch bridge at Giverny, drinking in all the sights and sounds. And working feverishly to capture them on his canvas . . .